Work completed at oil and gas firm's site

The final stage of a multi-million-pound new headquarters for PII Pipeline Solutions has been completed.

Friday, 14th June 2019, 10:19 am
Updated Wednesday, 19th June 2019, 14:01 pm
From left, Liz Roberts, Bowmer & Kirkland, Kevin Johnson, PII Pipeline Solutions, and Matt Burgin, Stoford Developments. Picture by Ben Clarkson.

As well as delivering a 74,110 sq ft, two-storey office and manufacturing unit at North Nelson Industrial Estate in Cramlington, which opened in April last year, commercial property developer Stoford Developments has demolished PII Pipeline Solutions’ old, adjacent building and levelled the plot ready for future re-development.

The completion marks the final stage of the development for PII Pipeline Solutions – a subsidiary of Baker Hughes, a GE company.

Matt Burgin, joint managing director at Stoford, said: “We are delighted to have led this project and to have completed all associated works.

“PII Pipelines Solutions has a superb headquarters, which was designed specifically to meet its needs.”

LXi REIT plc contracted on the pre-let forward funding acquisition of the property, with a total funding commitment of £11.09million, excluding purchaser’s costs.

PII Pipeline Solutions’ regional manager and site leader, Kevin Johnson, said: “We are delighted to have completed the project on time and moved into our new facility.

“The facility will give us a platform to continue developing and building new technologies for the future and continue delivering innovative pipeline integrity solutions.”

Stoford Developments appointed Bowmer & Kirkland to complete all construction work, while PBM Demolition carried out all of the demolition work at the site.

North Nelson Industrial Estate benefits from excellent road, rail and air connectivity.